Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Local Rules


Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed New and Amended Local Rules. Local Rules Appendix A, 101, 135, 173, 174, 230, 233, 251, 261, 428, 429, 430.1, 460, and 461.

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November 3, 2021
COVID-19: Court Operations, Restrictions, and Hours of Operation

Chief Judge issues General Order No. 638 - Magistrate Judges' Policy RE Vaccination of All Individuals Appearing Before the Court in the Sacramento Division


The Clerk's Office is open to the public from: 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily


866-884-5525 or 916-930-4000          


866-884-5444 or 559-499-5600  


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October 27, 2021
Order of Clarification: No District Judge Available to Hear Matters

Order of Clarification: No District Judge Available to Hear Matters

As ordered by Chief Judge Kimberly J. Mueller, "While the court is hopeful that a new district judge will be appointed in the near future, ...until a new district judge is appointed to fill at least one of the two long-standing vacancies in the Fresno courthouse and is able to begin hearing cases, the parties in ALL civil Unassigned/NONE cases are hereby advised they should expect that no matter in any of those cases will be addressed by a district judge."

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October 21, 2021
Upcoming Payment Change


Beginning January 1, 2022, the Clerk's Office will no longer accept cash for payments of any kind.

For further information, please visit our Paying Fees and Finacial Information page.

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March 3, 2021
Congressional Hearing: The Need for New Lower Court Judgeships, 30 Years in the Making

On February 24, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives Subommittee on the Judiciary held a hearing in order to consider judicial crisis being experienced in Courts and Circuits across the United States.

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June 29, 2020
Eastern District of California’s Judicial Emergency Exacerbated by the Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic


As the Senate Judiciary Committee meets Tuesday, June 30, 2020 to address the Judicial Conference’s recommendation for more judgeships, the Eastern District of California continues to experience a long-standing judicial emergency now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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